Tips and Tricks

P-touch® Labellers – No Sock Left Behind!

It’s summer camp season. Are you already imagining your kids coming back from camp with clothes missing? Why not label them? (Their clothes, not them).

P-touch® labels are ideal for this. Here’s why :

DAVID_FPO1. P-touch® TZe tape comes in iron-on format and it’s real easy to use:
o Just type a label, print it and iron it on.
o The adhesive doesn’t damage clothes
o And it can stay on for 20 washes or more.

Pyjamas, shirts, t-shirts, underwear, face and bath towels, socks, shorts, pullovers, swimsuits… let nothing escape your labeling, and your smile will be even bigger you’re your little campers come home!

2. P-touch® laminated labels on the other hand are great for anything that’s not clothes. They’re super-tough: scrape-proof, water-proof and U.V. resistant. They’ll easily stick to your child’s belongings all through camp and way beyond.
Enjoy your summer!

For more information on Brother labellers and tapes, just visit www.brother.ca.

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Projects > Flower Napkin Rings

Tbrothernapkinbloghis whimsical, floral board makes a great gift but you might end up wanting to keep it for yourself instead!

Materials and Supplies

  • Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine (Machine used in this project: ULT2001 or ULT2002D)
  • Brother Embroidery Thread (Recommended Colors: #339, #507, #085,# 079, and #205)
    • Brother Memory Card No.29 – Lace: Design No.15
    • Fabric for each napkin 24″ X 24″
    • Fabric to match napkins 3″ X 8″ (2 pieces)
    • Fusible interfacing for each napkin ring 3″ X 8″
    • 4 strips of tear away stabilizer 2″ X 19″
    • Tear away stabilizer for embroidery 8″ X 9″
    • Sewing thread to match fabric
    • Button for each napkin ring
    • Water soluble marker
    • Hand sewing needle
    • Fray Check or similar product

Instructions for Napkin

1.   Using the water soluble marker draw a square on the fabric for the napkin 18″X 18″.

2.   Select Character Decorative Stitch then select the satin stitch 9-01. Adjust the length and width to your liking. The setting used here is length X3 with adjusted length to .02.

3.   Using the 18″ X 18″ marked square as a guide stitch the scalloped edge, placing a strip of tear away stabilizer under the fabric. Turn corners only after a full scallop has been completely stitched.

4.   Mark a corner of the scalloped area for the embroidery design.

5.   Hoop the napkin fabric. Place embroidery card Floral 2 in the embroidery machine. Select Embroidery Edit and select the basket design, touch SET. Rotate the design 45 degrees, CLOSE > END.

6.   Touch SEWING and move the design until centered with the placement mark on the fabric. Embroider design.

7.   After embroidering design remove from hoop and remove excess stabilizer. Put a small amount of Fray Check on the outside of the scalloped edge. Allow the Fray Check to dry, then trim close to the scallops.

Instructions for Napkin Rings

1.   Fuse interfacing to wrong side of one of the 3″ X 8″.

2.   With right sides together stitch all four sides using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave about a 2″ opening on one of the long sides to turn. Trim seam to 1/4″and clip corners. Turn to the right side and press. Top stitch 1/8″ from the edge.

3.   Form a ring over lapping ends 1″. Stitch a button on by hand at overlapping ends. This is where the changeable motifs will be buttoned on.

Instructions for Finishing Napkin

1.   Hoop a piece of fabric that matches the napkin or the napkin ring with stabilizer. Embroider designs No.12 and No.13.

2.   Place a small amount of Fray Check around the edge of both flowers. Allow to dry and trim around the outside of the flower.

3.   Place the small flower on top of the larger one and pin together.

4.   Mark the smaller flower for a buttonhole that will go through the center of the flower. This buttonhole should be the same size as the button sewn on the napkin ring. Stitch buttonhole. Carefully cut open the buttonhole and add button to the napkin ring.

 

 

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